A look at Gophers recruiting since Jerry Kill retired as coach on Oct. 28 and was replaced by Tracy Claeys (with recruits’ star rankings from the 247Sports.com composite index):


Commitments and signings

Three-star recruits

Vincent Calhoun, guard, S.W. Mississippi Comm. College Georgia native drew heavy interest from Mississippi St.

Tai’yon Devers, defensive end, Georgia Prep Sports Academy Florida native has played football for only two years.

Coney Durr, cornerback, Geismar (La.) Dutchtown Savvy, high-motor; could replace Briean Boddy-Calhoun.

Seth Green, quartervack, Allen (Texas) Former East Ridge standout flipped from Oregon.

Merrick Jackson, defensive tackle, Iowa Western Community College NJCAA first team All-America chose U over Iowa State.

Antoine Winfield, cornerback, The Woodlands (Texas) Son of the former Viking, he ran the 40 in 4.27 seconds.

Garrison Wright. guard, Butler (Kan.) Community College Kansas native picked the Gophers over TCU.

Two star

Ko Kieft, tight end/linebacker, Sioux Center (Iowa) He flipped his commitment from North Dakota State.


Four star

Sean Foster, quarterback, Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel Catholic Gophers mutually parted ways with him.

Three star

Elijah Battle, cornerback, Dodge City (Kan.) Comm. College He couldn’t graduate junior college in time to transfer.

Elijah Daniels, safety, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Gibbons Highly coveted safety could land at Maryland.

Elisha Daniels, cornerback, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Gibbons Elijah’s twin brother will accompany him.

Jojo Garcia, defensive tackle, Simley Ineligible for senior year, football future uncertain.

Matt Kegel, offensive lineman, Chaska He flipped his commitment to Oklahoma State.

Tony Poljan, quarterback/tight end, Lansing (Mich.) Catholic Claeys signaled he wanted more mobility from his QBs.

Andre Polk, linebacker, Fort Myers (Fla.) South Flipped commitment to South Florida, closer to home.

Tralund Webber, defensive end, Blinn (Texas) Community College Texas native flipped his commitment to Oklahoma State.